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The Macro Thread (II)

Discussion in 'Member Photos' started by Vers, May 31, 2013.

  1. Vers

    Vers Elite Member

    Unfortunately the original macro thread has been closed, but I figured I'd start a new one. Please feel free to play along, just try to keep it within the theme :)
    Here are some shots from yesterday afternoon...
    Gray Tree Frogs [Hyla sp.]
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    More to come :)
     

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  2. justor

    justor Elite Member

    Cool shots, glad to see this thread going for round two!
     
  3. Vers

    Vers Elite Member

    Thanks Austin. Hopefully this one stays active.
    Here are a few more for now...
    Snipe Fly [Chrysopilus sp.]
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    Mating Tiger Crane Flies [Nephrotoma sp.]
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    Metallic Sweat Bee [Augochlora pura]
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  4. diehardislanders

    diehardislanders Elite Member

    I love grey tree frogs! Did you find them upstate?
     
  5. Vers

    Vers Elite Member

    Yessir, there are a good amount of them this year.
     
  6. diehardislanders

    diehardislanders Elite Member

    A WC grey tree frog was my first ever reptile. Brought it home, went to buy it crickets, and a few cricket runs later I came home with a bearded dragon, then a water dragon, and so on lol. I wish I had a macro lens. I would get some ridiculous shots right now. There are so many cicadas around that all of the local animals are fat and lazy and just sitting around posing for pics.
     
  7. cassicat4

    cassicat4 Subscribed User Premium Member

    These shots are amazing! Nice work!
     
  8. Vers

    Vers Elite Member

    A few more from last week...
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  9. justor

    justor Elite Member

    What on earth is that last one haha? Love the dragonfly pics. I would love to see the world through those eyes lol.

    Keep 'em coming!
     
  10. lopez82

    lopez82 Elite Member

    Very nice pictures Vers! I particularly like the Metallic Sweat Bee.
     
  11. MicahC

    MicahC Elite Member

  12. Vers

    Vers Elite Member

    Haha the last one is a Rhubarb Curculio, or Rhubarb Weevil, the first I've had the chance to photograph.
     
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  13. justor

    justor Elite Member

    Cool, is it covered in pollen or is that just how they look?
     
  14. Vers

    Vers Elite Member

    The yellow isn't actually pollen, rather a "powdery pubescence". The beetle itself is actually dark colored, almost black.
     
  15. Vers

    Vers Elite Member

    Some more...
    Female Bold Jumping Spider (Phidippus audax)
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    Syrphid Fly (Sphecomyia sp.)
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    Feather-Legged Fly (Trichopoda plumipes)
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    Six-Spotted Tiger Beetle (Cicindela sexguttata)
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    Mite infested mating Oak Timberworms (Arrhenodes minutus)
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    A slightly happier couple...only one unwanted visitor.
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    Metallic Woodborer (Chrysobothris sp.)
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  16. Vers

    Vers Elite Member

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  17. justor

    justor Elite Member

    Man, those are some fantastic shots. You can't really appreciate just how strange and exotic looking many of these insects are until you look at them on that scale.
     
  18. lopez82

    lopez82 Elite Member

    Fantastic stuff man!
     
  19. JoeyG

    JoeyG Subscribed User Premium Member

    Matt you have incredible talent man! Wish I had your skills and camera ;)
     
  20. Vers

    Vers Elite Member

    I totally agree, Austin. When viewed 'under the microscope' the otherwise undetectable details are on a completely different level of intrigue. Unfortunately it's tough to see a lot of those details here, but when examined in a larger format it's truly amazing just how intricate these tiny animals are. If anyone ever wants to take a closer look just shoot over to my flickr (link in my profile). If anything I hope my posts bring out a new appreciation for those who wouldn't think twice before needlessly killing an insect.
     

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